Waiting and Hearing One Train in the Night


So much noise

Suggesting answers

To the problem

Ways of old

Goods and guns

Of “Egypt's” store.

Run to them

And the paths

Of past provision

But alas, those old ways

Don't work anymore.

I would have you

Clear the board

Of restless fretting
I would have you

Sit so still

And stripped of self

I would have you

Seek the night

Of fixed solemnity

Watching, waiting

For an inkling

Of my wealth.

Yes so much

Mine to be offered

To the needy

And the power

To eradicate each foe.

Utter out your love

And bankruptcy, Beloved.

I am waiting

All my good intent to show.


(Consider Isaiah 30:18-21)

Published by Doug Blair